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, be principle and primary in making sure as decisions are made, the elected officials make decisions, and as you hire outside counsel, they are a subject matter expert as an attorney to assist the ag to do his or her job, to advance the interest in the state of oklahoma, and i believe that's what luther's done and what i seek to do in oklahoma, and that's what other states across the country are looking at. >> scot, you put your finger on it. if i may, in that particular bp case, a landmark case, we had a lawyer in-house who i had confidence in. he argueded three cases before the united states supreme court, had a criminal law and civil law background. he was confident. he had the right work ethic. everything about it was a perfect fit for us. remember, if you have a civil law firm with a contingency fee incentive in a case like that involving a state, you miss issues that are important to the state of alabama. one issue in the bp case, which is critical to state, is that the judge's decision to apply federal maritime law to the penalties that would apply if they recovered as opposed to state pe
. and the united states needs to, particularly after the election, when there's less doubt about who is leading this country abroad come including among the russians, we need to continue to work on diplomacy, south tower service, humanitarian aid, good intelligence on the opposition, all of that. but we have to recognize that we don't have the key to the solution. [applause] >> thanks to each of our speakers. i was going to ask if any of the panelists wanted to respond to their fellow panelists. i think i'm in particular we've seen very strong divergences on a potential role for the united states in syria. i think, although the details of that half i think yet to be flushed out for the count as well as for others. so that would be one thing and if anybody wanted to respond to, to that issue. does anybody have, on the panel? would you like -- okay. >> i just assumed they were indirect -- [inaudible] why they didn't interfere. we are not just blaming, maybe we were expecting too much from united states. also, in the same time i am sure that syrian issue now, because i'm coming from the turkish bo
, not a single shot, but because of election, elections that have empowered people in their own country. so in afghanistan, in iraq, in turkey, in egypt, in gaza, in tunisia and lebanon, iran is dealing with governments today, not just compared to 10 years ago but compared to two years ago that are no longer reflective lake pro-american or anti-iranian. that is a huge boost to iran's strategic position, no matter how you look at it. still, some commentators argue that the sanctions and the arab awakening somehow will force the islamic republic to make concessions that the united states and israel has demanded of it. the main flaw with this argument isn't even the iraqi sample that sanctions and isolation never led to any change in iraq is decision-making, it's not even the fact that there is no basis in history of the islamic republic for making any kind of concessions of these sorts. the main flaw is that would put forward as evidence of imminent iranian concession is not new. unlike others in the middle of these of the islamic republic, or iran at the time, was an early signatory of the n
won the coin toss for the closing statement orders and he has elected to defer he will take the ball in to begin the second half so mr. smith, you're closing statement goes first. smith: i want to thank you and monica and the league of women voters for having us here today. my wife and i have been very blessed. we have six daughters and a son. after our three biological daughters were pretty well grown, we adopted them and that the group together has given sandy and i9 grandchildren this far. the youngest of which is less than a month old. when that little fellow commended the world, he was $51,000 in debt because of our national debt. while everyone in the generation fights over who among us deserves how much, who deserves credit for building what? and how much money we can spend on ourselves right now. who is going to stand up for our children and their children? i am just an old farm boy that got missed placed in the coal mines and wound up in business. but i grew up in an american farm you could follow your dreams and achieve success. but els i watched the basketball teams and yo
for their confidence and for their votes to. >> you're opening statement? craig: thank you. this election is about jobs and the economy. delaware has over 2,000 unemployed individuals. that's a population of newark delaware plus 3,000 individuals. but for the people here at the university, it's the capacity of the delaware stadium plus the carpenter center plus 3,000 people. it is an unacceptable large number that cannot be covered economically from the downturn at the beginning of the administration. in addition to that, we have a shocking number of people in the state who are on food stamps. it was 87,000 or 11% of the population on food stamps at the beginning of the term. today it is 152,000 or 17% of the population that's on food stamps. we've made some progress but we haven't made enough progress. this election and the debate tonight is about different visions for how to move delaware forward and so interested in moving forward and getting dillinger. >> moderator: the first question will be opposed to jack markell. delaware's economy brokers in the financial industry free-fall and the credit cris
our senator talking about the past. he's gone so far hard right in order to win this election that he does not have that clap collaborative spirit anymore. he's lost that back there. and, ladies and gentlemen, we have to be focused on people. we have to be focused on the politics of our country and give up this political nonsense and this party stuff. i worked across the aisle every single day, and when you're in utah, you have to work with republicans, or you don't get anything passed. >> moderator: our next question is from luis miguel, a student. luis? >> upon closing our military engagement in afghanistan, what course should the united states pursue in this country specifically and in the middle east generally? >> moderator: mr. howell, you're first on this one. howell: well, listen, the middle east is such a powder keg over there. we have to move forward cautiously and wefectiveness. with effectiveness. one thing i am telling you right now, though, i want us out of afghanistan tomorrow. we are not winning the war that no one will win over there. the british tried to win it, the r
an elective education a reality. i saw this firsthand. in an engineering competition and the university of colorado. american companies are actively involved in the kingdom's effort to improve k-12 curriculum. keep in mind that saudi arabia is spending 26% of their budget on education. it is third-seeded american educators and businesses are supporting in a big way this modernization effort. there is a careful manage before. saudi arabia took note of this and the government moved with a 138 billion program, all targeted towards the needs and concerns of the populations. i realized that there was criticism in some circles. as if they were buying half the population with increased subsidies. but i have to say but i have to say that the government response was much more sophisticated than that. at the time, we, in the embassy, we listen listened to the top issues facing the saudi arabian population with jobs, houses, will society, and the security apparatus. after it was announced, the package, the government responded publicly on each of these two issues. in my view, they demonstrated the
with you and sweep down the line? >> i think it depends in part on the outcome of elections. if it is a roughly status quo election, president is reelected and senate stays in with democrats in charge and not by much and house stays republican i think substantive changes are not likely. i think there will be repeated daily attempts at what are called technical amendments and technical fixes which is going to be the trojan horse through which the industry will try to roll back moist of this which is what they have been doing the last two years. i think at the end of the day i think it will be difficult on a status quo political landscape of getting really big substantive changes. >> peter? >> i agree with that. >> see, we do agree. and we will have much slower growth in the future as a result of it. and that's what i'm afraid we're going to have to be looking forward to, if we have the so-called status quo election. >> rick. >> i don't think you're going to be major substantive changes. the law is still too new. it's being implemented and we like to say, you know on the bankr
was elected as a representative 2010. he served as an investment counsel for the u.s. government reform committee. gentlemen, welcome. it's good to have you here. gentleman you are now both on record as saying you would be open to raising revenue as part of plan to balance the budget and congressman's dold your opponent says as a general proposition he supports 70% and cuts versus 30% in new revenues. what percentage breakdowns would you support? dold: i'm not so sure i have a percentage breakdown. what i've done his work with my colleagues on the other side of the aisle and the only bipartisan budget that has come to the florida generation and frankly i think that is what we need to be talking about. need to be talking about how we can get folks together republicans and democrats alike running an organization i know that the only successful organizations are those that come together and actually solve problems and have some sort of compromise. >> moderator: you were asked if you would accept a 1 dollar increase for
. we are given an election between two candidates that are both bragging they are going to continue exploring for oil offshore in the gulf and that is absolute treason against posterity. >> host: bill clinton and former president was in minnesota yesterday campaigning for the president. here's what he had to say on the store and climate change. >> was in closely to the candidate said in the debates. in the first debate, the triumph of the moderate mitt romney. you know what he did? he ridiculed the president. ridiculed the president for his effort to fight global warming in an economically beneficial way. he said you are going to turn back the sea. if we could have done that mr. de. all up and down the east coast there are mayors many of them republican who are being told you've got to move these houses back away from the ocean. you better call lifted them up. climate changes clinton lifted the levels on a permanent basis. if you want your home injured, you have to do this. in the real world, barack obama's policies worked better. >> host: former president bill clinton in minnesota
trust my own judgment, nobody elected us to decide whether national security was kind be jeopardized. isn't their something fundamentally wrong under the rule of law scenario where you now take those decisions out of the government and put them in private hands to have scott shane and the likes of scott decide whether this would reveal the secret or not? >> i think it's problematic. we have to start by acknowledging that every government does have legitimate secrecy claims and the government should try to maintain certain diplomatic and military secrets of the obvious sort, and the idea that individual citizens will make up their own mind to claim secrecy is problematic. however, we have thousands of cases historic we now where we can show that in fact the secrecy was bogus and disclosure serves legitimate space and so there is no easy solution to this. the fundamental problem we have right now is we have constructed a system where there is no downside for claiming security classifications and if we are ever going to get a handle on the problem of the over classifications, it's got t
and all the candidates here. i'm running because i believe this is one of the most important elections in our lifetime. this country is clearly on the wrong track. it's on the wrong track because of the people we send to washington. washington has become dysfunctional. 93% of the american people did not support what's going on in washington. they have a 7% approval rating that is an axiomatic that it isn't working. i am trying to be a different kind of representative. someone who goes down and tries to work across the aisle to call things the way i see them and let the chips fall where they may. if you are looking for someone who has won party driving the bus on hundred miles an hour towards the cliff and the other party is driving at 60 miles an hour or 40 miles an hour, to me i am going down there to stop the bus and turnaround. i've made it very clear that's why i'm doing. i'm not going to be a typical politician. i will vote and not support the f35 as i think it is the wrong decision even though i am for strong defense i will do what i think is right for the people of vermont. i be
elections work or how different aspect of our community actually function before they can even get enrolled in a story about how they are developing is something journalists need to take stock in and step back from. this formula is being applied to digest, stuffr's like that, that help people. >> the citizen question -- >> we are not an outlet. we are a program at the university of california, a graduate program that does reporting, but we are working with different organizations. we do not really have an initiative, per said, but there are organizations that are doing incredible work with citizens. "the guardian" in the u.k. is the best example of a large organization that works with citizens on a huge scale. one of the things they did in the last couple years was pulled from public records about the way their politicians are spending money. millions of documents. they created a form and citizens volunteered to go through those millions of documents and competed. it was amazingly successful. i do not know how many thousands of people participated, but it was a lot. "the guardian" is very i
it in a very tight box, leadership in the committees as a result, our elected representatives knew nothing. all they knew was what they were reading in these press accounts. and i think it's going to be agency a considerable damage. you know, it did many come it cost me cover people anxiety, subsequent investigation. so it was a traumatic experience. and i think now, knowing what we know of course, it's much easier, but we as an agency should have been looking more to what we thought we felt could be made more public. and rest assured, there's still a lot of secrets that are secret. so it's not like everything -- >> such as? [laughter] >> there's some good ones, too. so it's not, i don't want to be overly gloomy. secrets can be protected, but they have to be tightly protected. and my experience on covert action programs is no matter how departmentalized they are, a leak. they leak. >> the truth will out, no matter what. >> bad news especially. bad news always comes out. >> so i guess the follow-up question to get to the remedy is if we were back in the situation, and it worked in a way that you
talking about, you know,e detroit in this election season andbr bringing back manufacturi. jobs, but i almost think that misses the point. yes, we want to shore up the manufacturing base, but in mybas mind what's more interesting is what's the new form of manufacturing, um, that is bein opened up. and what are we seeing here in terms of the types of people who can now consider themselves manufacturers? is it possible to create gm in your garage now? mark? >> absolutely.utel so some things that people don't necessarily realize today, thea. cost of a computer numerically-controlled milling machine has come down somethinge on the order of 95% primarily because of moore's law. companies are making the software so much easier to use. we are training people how to use these tools in two or threeg class sessions. now, they're not world class mill rights at the end of two oe three sessions, but if you're patrick buckley and you want to do an ipad case and you come in and take three classes, 90 days later you could have, just like he did, a million dollar company. they did $10 million this year
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